About me

Formation of three Aggressor F-5E aircraft of the 527th TFTS, RAF Alconbury, U.K., on Jan. 15, 1983. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Hello, I am Steve Risner, aka 1973Hog. Welcome to my blog where I will post musings about the markets and trading including daily Trade Ideas and links to interesting articles.


I have been an investor and trader since the early 1980’s and have been trading full time since 2009.  My investing/trading strategies include:

  • Core Trading – Hold times of several weeks to a year or more.
  • Swing Trading – Trading with hold times of two to three days to several weeks.
  • Day Trading – Very short-term trades, usually in and out on the same day.
  • Futures Trading – Intra-day trading of e-mini futures for S&P. Dow and Crude Oil

My Style

My strategies are based on Price and Patterns.  Unlike some others, I also augment these with “secondary” indicators such as StochasticsRSI and Moving Averages. These work in all time frames, so I find that I only have to make minor adjustments when moving from core to swing to day trading. In addition, I will evaluate my potential trades using a modicum of “FUNNY-mentals” such as Earnings and a stock’s Short Interest Ratio.


I am often asked the question, “If you are so good at trading, why do you need to teach others?”  First, I find teaching to be fun.  I meet new people and enjoy the idea of helping others to be successful.  Secondly, by having to explain to others the “What,” “Why” and “How” of trading, I find that my own trading improves.

For Day Trading, I find that trading on news events such as Earnings to be very profitable.  While some traders avoid trading gaps or think all gaps should be “faded,” I will teach you how to qualify gaps to know which ones should be bought, which ones should be sold and which ones we should just walk away from.

“But Steve, how can you help me?  I can’t trade because I have a “day job,” or I only have money in a retirement account.”  No problem, we have ways to help you to be active in the markets in any situation.  I too traded while I had a “day job” and can show you how you can trade without having to sit in front of the computer full time.

The coaching session will be one-on-one using online conferencing that allows two-way conversation as well as screen sharing so you will understand every key point.  There will always be a free pre-session consultation to discuss your particular needs and goals so we can tailor a program that fits your specific needs.

Coaching services include but are not limited to:

  • Development of a trading plan
  • My favorite chart patterns and how to Find and Trade them
  • Trade management including Entries, Exits, Stops, etc.

Find out more or to book a free consultion, go here:  https://hitandruncandlesticks.com/coaching-with-steve-risner/